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Mademoiselle Miel,
Bees Live Here

Bees Live Here is a project developed by Susan Brown–the artist, beekeeper, and chef/entrepreneur behind Mademoiselle Miel, a Saint Paul-based maker of exquisite, locally-sourced chocolate and honey confections, and commissioned by Public Art Saint Paul for Northern Spark 2017. Come get an insider’s view into one of Susan’s hives that resides on top of Union Depot. A video of the inside of the hive will be projected on the Depot’s facade and viewers can listen in with headphones provided. Every hour on the hour, hear speakers at Public Art Saint Paul’s “Utopian Podium” voice their human support and recite poems for bees. Participants can also proclaim their own commitment to bees in exchange for a honey stick!


Susan Brown focused on watercolor as a youth and later studied sculpture, hot glass, printmaking and graphic design. Susan recently exhibited at Tuck Under Gallery’s “If We Could” created by Pete Driessen and Christina Chang. Her current medium is honey. She creates delectable bon-bons that have been awarded locally and nationally.

Brian Lesteberg is a recipient of the Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2007, and Minnesota State Arts Board/National Endowment for the Arts grant, 2006. His photographs are in the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, IL. In 2008, selections from his series Raised to Hunt were published in 25 Under 25: UP and Coming American Photographers. Brian has photographed for The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, and Time. Brian attended the Minneapolis College of Art in Design, receiving a Bachelor of Arts, Photography, in 2004. He currently resides in Minneapolis.


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Union Depot - Lowertown Union Depot: 214 4th St E, Saint Paul

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8:59pm - 5:26am



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Susan Brown
(b.) Buffalo, NY
(works) St. Paul, MN
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Brian Lesteberg
(b.) Fargo, ND
(works) Minneapolis & Los Angeles
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